Happy Monday, Pittsburgh!


I hope your week is off to a good start. If not, here’s an excerpt from Lucie Brock-Broido’s third collection, “Trouble in Mind” to brighten up your day!


When, after many years, the raptor beak
Let loose of you,
He dropped your tiny body
In the scarab-colored hollow

Of a carriage, left you like a finch
Wrapped in its nest of linens wound

With linden leaves in a child’s cardboard box.

Tonight the wind is hover-

Hunting as the leather seats of swings go back
And forth with no one in them

As certain and invisible as
Red scarves silking endlessly

From a magician’s hollow hat
And the spectacular catastrophe

Of your endless childhood
Is done.

Please join us for our first reading of the 2014/15 season with Lucie Brock-Broido on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8:30pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Free and open to the public.